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Featured: Lindow Manl at the Mummy Tombs Maybe Andy Mould had a special knack that most people don't have. Or maybe it was just a coincidence. But in 1983 and then again in 1984, he found human remains in an English peat bog known as Lindow Moss. The first time, he had found the head (mostly a skull with little skin or brain remaining) of a woman. A year later, on August 1, 1984, he was working with Eddie Slack, placing blocks of peat onto an elevator that would transport them to a shredding mill, when he looked at one block of peat and noticed what he thought was a piece of wood embedded in it. A close visual examination provided obvious clues that Lindow Man had been murdered. Why did he have a well-developed, but roughly trimmed, beard - unique among bog bodies - and well-kept nails? The next step pursued was the reconstruction of Lindow Man. When the scientists explored Lindow Man's interior cavity, looking for any signs of disease, they were pleased to find that his stomach had not decayed.

Utopian socialism Utopian socialism is a term used to define the first currents of modern socialist thought as exemplified by the work of Henri de Saint-Simon, Charles Fourier, and Robert Owen, which inspired Karl Marx and other early socialists.[1] However, visions of imaginary ideal societies, which competed with revolutionary social-democratic movements, were viewed as not being grounded in the material conditions of society and as reactionary.[2] Although it is technically possible for any set of ideas or any person living at any time in history to be a utopian socialist, the term is most often applied to those socialists who lived in the first quarter of the 19th century who were ascribed the label "utopian" by later socialists as a negative term, in order to imply naivete and dismiss their ideas as fanciful or unrealistic.[3] Forms of socialism which existed in hunter-gatherer societies are referred to as primitive communism by Marxists.[4] Definition[edit] Development[edit] Ursula K. Corning, Iowa

24/192 Music Downloads are Very Silly Indeed Also see Xiph.Org's new video, Digital Show & Tell, for detailed demonstrations of digital sampling in action on real equipment! Articles last month revealed that musician Neil Young and Apple's Steve Jobs discussed offering digital music downloads of 'uncompromised studio quality'. Much of the press and user commentary was particularly enthusiastic about the prospect of uncompressed 24 bit 192kHz downloads. 24/192 featured prominently in my own conversations with Mr. Young's group several months ago. Unfortunately, there is no point to distributing music in 24-bit/192kHz format. Its playback fidelity is slightly inferior to 16/44.1 or 16/48, and it takes up 6 times the space. There are a few real problems with the audio quality and 'experience' of digitally distributed music today. 24/192 solves none of them. First, the bad news I was also interested in what motivated high-rate digital audio advocacy. Misinformation and superstition only serve charlatans. Gentlemen, meet your ears

An Intuitive Explanation of Phase Conjugation steven lehar Email: see also: An Intuitive Explanation of Fourier Theory Phase Conjugation Phase conjugation is a fascinating phenomenon with very unusual characteristics and properties. Phase Conjugate Mirror Let us begin with the properties of a phase conjugate mirror. In a regular mirror, light that strikes the mirror normal to its surface, is reflected straight back the way it came (A). In a phase conjugate mirror, on the other hand, light is always reflected straight back the way it came from, no matter what the angle of incidence. This difference in the manner of reflection has significant consequences. With a phase conjugate mirror, on the other hand, each ray is reflected back in the direction it came from. How does the phase conjugate mirror DO that? In linear optics, light waves pass through each other transparently, as if the other waves were not there, and the same is true of the ripples on a pond that also pass through each other totally unaffected after they cross. k = 2p / l

Prezi For Dummies Cheat Sheet Cheat Sheet Use Prezi to add drama and sophistication to all your presentations. Prezi is an online application that takes the place of tired slideshows. Navigating the Prezi Bubble Menu The main Prezi interface is called the Bubble Menu, which consists of five main items. Quick Keyboard Shortcuts for Prezi Using Prezi presentation software isn't difficult, and its keyboard shortcuts save some time. Handy Shortcuts in Prezi's Show Mode Prezi has two different modes of operation: Edit Mode, in which you create your presentation, and Show Mode, in which you present your creations. Media Formats to Use with Prezi With Prezi, you have the opportunity to include a variety of media that to make your presentations really stand out from the usual boring slide shows. Any image in a Vector, JPG, PNG or GIF format: Maximum size for an uploaded image is 2880 x 2880. How to Use the Prezi Path Tool Prezi has a Path tool that you use to set up and follow your storyline.

Odyssey, Adventures in Archaeology Intentional community Characteristics[edit] Purpose[edit] The purposes of intentional communities vary in different communities. They may include sharing resources, creating family-oriented neighborhoods and living ecologically sustainable lifestyles (ecovillages). Many intentional communities focus on the importance of living and sharing life together, as opposed to the perceived trend of independence in Western culture. Types of communities[edit] Some communities are secular; others have a spiritual basis. Some communities provide services to disadvantaged populations, for example, war refugees, the homeless, or people with developmental disabilities. Types of memberships[edit] Many communities have different types or levels of membership. Christian intentional communities are usually composed of those wanting to emulate the practices of the earliest believers. Type of governance[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] Further reading[edit] External links[edit]

Meditation & The Science of Brainwaves Technology | Social Consciousness Meditation is generally an internal, personal practice and done without any external involvement, except perhaps prayer beads to count prayers, though many practitioners of meditation may rely on external objects such as candle flames as points on which to focus their attention as an aid to the process. Meditation often involves invoking or cultivating a feeling or internal state, such as compassion, or attending to a specific focal point. The term can refer to the state itself, as well as to practices or techniques employed to cultivate the state. “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Brainwave technology gives you deep, effortless, enjoyable meditation in minutes: Binaural beats are used to promote brainwave states equivalent to those observed for deep meditation, relaxation, super-learning and deep sleep, as well as other more exotic states of consciousness such as lucid dreaming and OOBE. There are dozens or more specific styles of meditation practice.

Evgenii Kazartsev Visiting Associate Professor Winter & Spring 2013 Eugene Kazartsev was born in St. Petersburg 12/19/1972, doctor of philology, associate professor, expert in Russian literature, in comparative metrics and prosody and in the history of the Slavic and European Verse, the poet. Additional information about me Humboldt-foundation Matling.amoti Scarlet.be Select Publications The Influence of Verse Rhythm on the Poet's Prose. Rhythm of Occasional Iambus Tetrameter in Poets' Prose. Einige Besonderheiten der Rhythmik in den Prosawerken A. M. J. Dictionary of the Doktor Faust Folk Book and the Rhythm of German Verse. Zum Problem der Entstehung des syllabotonischen Versmaßsystems im europäischen Vers. Iambic tetrameter of M. Types of Interaction between Meter and Language in Relation to the Spread of the Syllabo-tonic in European Verse from the End of the 16th Century to the Mid 18th Century. M.V.

Farming to blame for our shrinking size and brains (PhysOrg.com) -- At Britain's Royal Society, Dr. Marta Lahr from Cambridge University's Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies presented her findings that the height and brain size of modern-day humans is shrinking. Looking at human fossil evidence for the past 200,000 years, Lahr looked at the size and structure of the bones and skulls found across Europe, Africa and Asia. What they discovered was that the largest Homo sapiens lived 20,000 to 30,000 years ago with an average weight between 176 and 188 pounds and a brain size of 1,500 cubic centimeters. They discovered that some 10,000 years ago however, size started getting smaller both in stature and in brain size. While large size remained static for close to 200,000 years, researchers believe the reduction in stature can be connected to a change from the hunter-gatherer way of life to that of agriculture which began some 9,000 years ago. Agriculture however does not explain the reduction in brain size.

Peerconomy.org Tao Te Ching - Translated by J. Legge The Tao that can be trodden is not the enduring and unchanging Tao. The name that can be named is not the enduring and unchanging name. (Conceived of as) having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth; (conceived of as) having a name, it is the Mother of all things. Always without desire we must be found, If its deep mystery we would sound; But if desire always within us be, Its outer fringe is all that we shall see. Under these two aspects, it is really the same; but as development takes place, it receives the different names. All in the world know the beauty of the beautiful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what ugliness is; they all know the skill of the skilful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what the want of skill is. Therefore the sage manages affairs without doing anything, and conveys his instructions without the use of speech. The work is done, but how no one can see; 'Tis this that makes the power not cease to be. I do not know whose son it is.

Southern Virginia University Southern Virginia University (SVU) is a liberal arts college located in Buena Vista, Virginia. The school, though not officially affiliated with a particular faith, embraces the values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It was founded in 1867 as a school for girls, and is now a private four-year coeducational institution. While the majority of students are members of the LDS Church, students of all faiths are welcome on campus and are encouraged to be active in their own faith.[5] The university is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is nationally accredited by the American Academy for Liberal Education.[6][7][8] The campus consists of more than 155 acres (0.63 km2). History[edit] In 1919, Robert Lee Durham, former dean of Martha Washington College, bought a half-interest in Southern Seminary and became the resident head of the school. Campus[edit] Main Hall Durham Hall Academics[edit] Student life[edit] Athletics[edit]

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